jdreyer wrote on Apr 29, 2020, 18:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 29, 2020, 13:33:I would blame Fox News, but you don't have that in Germany, do you? I don't think you magically change into a selfish conspiracy-believing person as you get older. My GPs died when they were 90s, and they were progressive to the end (and both served during WW2, her as a nurse, him on a destroyer).
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 29, 2020, 12:07:
Another reminder that Covid19 is not the flu.
Deadliest known outbreak at a US long-term care facility leaves 68 veterans dead and dozens more sickened.
Wikipedia says the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home can house 277 veterans.
You can not believe how sad it makes me that even now we still have people in my general vicinity (in meat-world) that claim this is not worse than a average Flu.. I mean wow... they are educated, one is a doctor in chemistry... I hope I never become this blind when I get older. And one of em even warned me of vaccines.. I mean, WTF? Do they want me to get the virus and then visit them to kill them or what the actual frick...? I can not fathom this kind of behavior, and I see it even more when people get older (60+) but the best thing is at least 2 of the old people in my vicinity actively send me conspiracy theories (unasked!), you know, that Gates/Vaccine spin.. blagh. How do you even respond to that?
Even better, one of my neighbors is a nurse in a pension home... everything these old white men do to make the situation worse directly makes her job even more of a living hell. Blegh.
We do have Fox News but it ain't called that, the scourge of my educated self being "Kopp Verlag" a fake-news bullshit smithy of the highest order as well as popular youtubers like Ken.FM who spread fake news about this virus and give these conspiracy nutjobs a platform to millions. It doesn't help we have literally right and left wing nutjobs out on the streets protesting against these measures.
As I said, I can not fathom how people can behave this way in a global crisis. I had someone approach me today, on the street! while I was wearing a mask asking why I am wearing a mask and whether I believe all those fake news.. he meant the news about the virus being real mind you.... he wanted to convince me it was all just a conspiracy by the vaccine industry.. I mean.. is there some agency where I can call to put these kind of people in an asylum or something? I am at my wits end how to handle this.... I am apr. 41% there to responding to this aggressively but I know these people... I have seen them for nearly 2 decades now... I would have never imagined they are... I don't know how to call this.. ignorant? Conspiracy influenced? Incompetent in handling modern media?